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Unstable Molecule

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Subj: Re: Better than the original?
Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 at 12:18:31 pm EST (Viewed 229 times)
Reply Subj: Better than the original?
Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 at 04:19:30 pm EST (Viewed 328 times)

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I was thinking today about how most people prefer the original to a do-over or remake, in pretty much any medium.

It got me wondering, what replacement characters do you prefer over the original?

Ben Reilly over Peter Parker?
Laura Kinney over Logan?
Amadeus Cho over Bruce Banner?


Hobgoblin was better than the Green Goblin. Hobgoblin took the goblin concept and separated it from the toxicity of the Osborn family. It was a great concept that fell apart due to well-documented editorial politics. If he had been revealed to be Richard Fisk instead of Kingsley, Hobgoblin would probably be a major presence and Norman may not have been revived.

Otto was better than Peter as Spider-man. FAR more effective. His brief time as Spidey made Peter seem like a complete failure who squandered his intelligence and potential. It made Peter's immaturity look like a tragic flaw, which was probably a meta dig at Peter's constant de-aging by editorial.

I also agree with the comments below that Zemo the son is better than his father.

"It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices." – Albus Dumbledore
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